Apart from people that work in car garages or as plumbers, we don’t really see a lot of Boiler Suits in our everyday life! In terms of high-street retailers I can only speak for Topshop/Topman, but maybe once or twice a year we have them as part of our assortment and they usually don’t do that well.
I assume that women usually avoid them because they take away any sort of figure. In menswear, it is quite easy to look like you are dressing up as someone from Top Gun when you put on that khaki boiler suit.
And so it is important to know how to style it in order to avoid looking like you could fix someone’s car when you are definitely not capable of doing that.
In this first picture, I am only half-wearing the boiler by taking the arms and wrapping them around my waist. I have tucked in my grey jumper and combined it with my favourite sand coloured Harrington jacket. With my black Timberlands, the look comes nicely together.
In the second picture, I have buttoned up the boiler pretty much to the top and this time layered the grey jumper on top. This look is a bit more casual and more appropriate for winter. Once you get inside you can easily take the jumper off, to avoid a high amount of perspiration that no one wants, and also show off you new boiler suit. It was quite cold today, so I grabbed my leather jacket to complete this outfit.
The Boiler Suit I am wearing is from Topman and comes in two colours (black and khaki).